Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, in Part, 32840-32842 [2018-15137]

Download as PDF 32840 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 136 / Monday, July 16, 2018 / Notices For the companies which were not selected for individual examination, we used as the assessment rate the cash deposit rate assigned to these exporters, in accordance with our practice.9 Commerce’s ‘‘automatic assessment’’ practice will apply to entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by Devi or the Liberty Group for which these companies did not know that the merchandise was destined for the United States. In such instances, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction.10 Commerce intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of these final results of review. Cash Deposit Requirements sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES The following cash deposit requirements will be effective for all shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rates for the reviewed companies will be the rates shown above, except if the rate is less than 0.50 percent (de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1)), the cash deposit will be zero; (2) for previously reviewed or investigated companies not listed above, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a previous review, or the original less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent period for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all-other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 10.17 percent, the all-others rate established in the LTFV investigation.11 These deposit requirements, when imposed, 9 See, e.g., Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015–2016, 82 FR 43517 (September 18, 2017) and Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India: Notice of Correction to the Final Results of the 2015–2016 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 82 FR 43740 (September 19, 2017). 10 For a full discussion of this practice, see Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). 11 See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India, 70 FR 5147, 5148 (February 1, 2005). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:31 Jul 13, 2018 Jkt 244001 shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–580–837] This notice serves as the only reminder to importers of their responsibility, under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2), to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Administrative Protective Order In accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), this notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under the APO, which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation subject to sanction. We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h). Dated: July 10, 2018. Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the IDM I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Margin Calculations V. Discussion of the Issues 1. Ministerial Errors for Devi VI. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2018–15115 Filed 7–13–18; 8:45 am] Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, in Part Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Hyundai Steel Co. (Hyundai Steel), a producer/ exporter of certain cut-to-length carbonquality steel plate (CTL plate) from the Republic of Korea (Korea), received countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR), January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016, and that Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd. (DSM), a producer/exporter of CTL plate did not. We are also rescinding the review for 12 companies. DATES: Applicable July 16, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Conniff at 202–482–1009 (for Hyundai Steel), or Jolanta Lawska at 202–482– 8362 (for DSM), AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background Commerce published the preliminary results of this administrative review of CTL plate from Korea on March 12, 2018.1 We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. On April 11, 2018, we received a timely filed case brief from Nucor Corporation (the petitioner), and on April 16, 2018, Hyundai Steel submitted a timely filed rebuttal brief. Based on an analysis of the comments received, we made no changes to the subsidy rates determined for the respondents in the Preliminary Results.2 The final subsidy rates are listed in the ‘‘Final Results of Administrative Review’’ section, below. Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are certain hot-rolled carbon-quality steel: BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 1 See Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; and Rescission of Review, in Part; Calendar Year 2016; 83 FR 10661 (March 12, 2018) (Preliminary Results), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 2 See Preliminary Results, 83 FR at 10662. Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\16JYN1.SGM 16JYN1 32841 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 136 / Monday, July 16, 2018 / Notices (1) Universal mill plates (i.e., flat-rolled products rolled on four faces or in a closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150 mm but not exceeding 1250 mm, and of a nominal or actual thickness of not less than 4 mm, which are cut-tolength (not in coils) and without patterns in relief), of iron or non-alloyquality steel; and (2) flat-rolled products, hot-rolled, of a nominal or actual thickness of 4.75 mm or more and of a width which exceeds 150 mm and measures at least twice the thickness, and which are cut-to-length (not in coils). The merchandise subject to the order is currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings: 7208.40.3030, 7208.40.3060, 7208.51.0030, 7208.51.0045, 7208.51.0060, 7208.52.0000, 7208.53.0000, 7208.90.0000, 7210.70.3000, 7210.90.9000, 7211.13.0000, 7211.14.0030, 7211.14.0045, 7211.90.0000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7212.50.0000, 7225.40.3050, 7225.40.7000, 7225.50.6000, 7225.99.0090, 7226.91.5000, 7226.91.7000, 7226.91.8000, 7226.99.0000. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise covered by the order is dispositive. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in interested parties’ case briefs are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.3 The issues are identified in the Appendix to this notice. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https://access.trade.gov and is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed 3 See Memorandum for the Record from James Maeder, Senior Director performing the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations to Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance: ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and Partial Rescission: Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from the Republic of Korea,’’ dated concurrently with this determination and hereby adopted by this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:31 Jul 13, 2018 Jkt 244001 directly on the internet at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed and electronic versions of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Changes Since the Preliminary Results Based on the comments received from the petitioner and Hyundai Steel, we made no changes to the net subsidy rates calculated for the mandatory respondents. For a discussion of these issues, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum. Methodology Commerce conducted this review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each of the subsidy programs found countervailable, we find that there is a subsidy, i.e., a governmentprovided financial contribution that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is specific.4 For a description of the methodology underlying all of Commerce’s conclusions, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum. Rescission of the 2016 Administrative Review, in Part Commerce initiated a review of 14 companies in this administrative review.5 The petitioner timely withdrew its request for an administrative review of Bookuk Steel, Daewoo International Corp., Hyundai Glovis Co., Ltd., Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co., Ltd., Hyuosung Corporation, Samsung C&T Corporation, Samsung C&T Engineering & Construction Group, Samsung C&T Trading Investment Group, Samsung Heavy Industries, SK Networks, Steel N People Co Ltd., and Sung Jin Steel Co., Ltd.6 Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(l), we are rescinding this administrative review with respect to these companies. Final Results of Administrative Review In accordance with section 777A(e)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5), we determine the total estimated net countervailable subsidy rates for the period January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016 to be: 4 See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity. 5 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 82 FR 17188, April 10, 2017. 6 See Letter from Petitioner, Certain Cut-ToLength Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from South Korea: Withdrawal of Request for Administrative Review in Part,’’ dated July 10, 2017. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Company Subsidy rate ad valorem (percent) Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd .. Hyundai Steel Co ................. * 0.21 0.54 * De minimis. Assessment and Cash Deposit Requirements In accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(2), Commerce intends to issue appropriate instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. For Hyundai Steel, Commerce will instruct CBP to liquidate shipments of subject merchandise produced and/or exported by the company, entered or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption from January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016, at the percent rate of the entered value. Because we have calculated a de minimis countervailable subsidy rate for DSM in the final results of this review, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the appropriate entries without regard to countervailing duties in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212. Commerce intends also to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties, in the amounts shown above, with the exception of DSM, on shipments of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of this review. For all non-reviewed firms, we will instruct CBP to continue to collect cash deposits at the most-recent company-specific or all-others rate applicable to the company, as appropriate. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as a final reminder to parties subject to an administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of proceeding. Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. These final results are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. E:\FR\FM\16JYN1.SGM 16JYN1 32842 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 136 / Monday, July 16, 2018 / Notices Dated: July 10, 2018. Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix—List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Scope of the Order III. Period of Review IV. Subsidies Valuation Information V. Analysis of Programs VI. Analysis of Comments Comment 1: Whether Hyundai Steel and Hyundai Green Power Are Cross-Owned Affiliates Comment 2: Whether the Government of Korea Purchased Electricity From Hyundai Green Power for More Than Adequate Remuneration During the POR VII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2018–15137 Filed 7–13–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology [Docket Number: 180404350–8350–01] Current and Future Workforce Needs to Support a Strong Domestic Semiconductor Industry National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice; Request for Information (RFI). 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-580-837]


Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate From the 
Republic of Korea: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Review and Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, in 
Part

AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Hyundai 
Steel Co. (Hyundai Steel), a producer/exporter of certain cut-to-length 
carbon-quality steel plate (CTL plate) from the Republic of Korea 
(Korea), received countervailable subsidies during the period of review 
(POR), January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016, and that Dongkuk 
Steel Mill Co., Ltd. (DSM), a producer/exporter of CTL plate did not. 
We are also rescinding the review for 12 companies.

DATES: Applicable July 16, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Conniff at 202-482-1009 (for 
Hyundai Steel), or Jolanta Lawska at 202-482-8362 (for DSM), AD/CVD 
Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    Commerce published the preliminary results of this administrative 
review of CTL plate from Korea on March 12, 2018.\1\ We invited 
interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. On April 11, 
2018, we received a timely filed case brief from Nucor Corporation (the 
petitioner), and on April 16, 2018, Hyundai Steel submitted a timely 
filed rebuttal brief. Based on an analysis of the comments received, we 
made no changes to the subsidy rates determined for the respondents in 
the Preliminary Results.\2\ The final subsidy rates are listed in the 
``Final Results of Administrative Review'' section, below.
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    \1\ See Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from 
the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review; and Rescission of Review, in Part; Calendar 
Year 2016; 83 FR 10661 (March 12, 2018) (Preliminary Results), and 
accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum.
    \2\ See Preliminary Results, 83 FR at 10662.
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Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the order are certain hot-rolled carbon-
quality steel:

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(1) Universal mill plates (i.e., flat-rolled products rolled on four 
faces or in a closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150 mm but not 
exceeding 1250 mm, and of a nominal or actual thickness of not less 
than 4 mm, which are cut-to-length (not in coils) and without patterns 
in relief), of iron or non-alloy-quality steel; and (2) flat-rolled 
products, hot-rolled, of a nominal or actual thickness of 4.75 mm or 
more and of a width which exceeds 150 mm and measures at least twice 
the thickness, and which are cut-to-length (not in coils).
    The merchandise subject to the order is currently classifiable in 
the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under 
subheadings: 7208.40.3030, 7208.40.3060, 7208.51.0030, 7208.51.0045, 
7208.51.0060, 7208.52.0000, 7208.53.0000, 7208.90.0000, 7210.70.3000, 
7210.90.9000, 7211.13.0000, 7211.14.0030, 7211.14.0045, 7211.90.0000, 
7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7212.50.0000, 7225.40.3050, 7225.40.7000, 
7225.50.6000, 7225.99.0090, 7226.91.5000, 7226.91.7000, 7226.91.8000, 
7226.99.0000.
    Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and 
customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise covered by 
the order is dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in interested parties' case briefs are addressed 
in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\3\ The issues are identified in 
the Appendix to this notice. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a 
public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and 
Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic 
Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at 
https://access.trade.gov and is available to all parties in the Central 
Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a 
complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed 
directly on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/index.html. The signed and electronic versions of the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum are identical in content.
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    \3\ See Memorandum for the Record from James Maeder, Senior 
Director performing the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations to Gary Taverman, 
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance: ``Issues and 
Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review and Partial Rescission: Cut-to-Length Carbon-
Quality Steel Plate from the Republic of Korea,'' dated concurrently 
with this determination and hereby adopted by this notice (Issues 
and Decision Memorandum).
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Changes Since the Preliminary Results

    Based on the comments received from the petitioner and Hyundai 
Steel, we made no changes to the net subsidy rates calculated for the 
mandatory respondents. For a discussion of these issues, see the Issues 
and Decision Memorandum.

Methodology

    Commerce conducted this review in accordance with section 
751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each 
of the subsidy programs found countervailable, we find that there is a 
subsidy, i.e., a government-provided financial contribution that gives 
rise to a benefit to the recipient, and that the subsidy is 
specific.\4\ For a description of the methodology underlying all of 
Commerce's conclusions, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.
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    \4\ See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding 
financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding 
benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity.
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Rescission of the 2016 Administrative Review, in Part

    Commerce initiated a review of 14 companies in this administrative 
review.\5\ The petitioner timely withdrew its request for an 
administrative review of Bookuk Steel, Daewoo International Corp., 
Hyundai Glovis Co., Ltd., Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co., Ltd., Hyuosung 
Corporation, Samsung C&T Corporation, Samsung C&T Engineering & 
Construction Group, Samsung C&T Trading Investment Group, Samsung Heavy 
Industries, SK Networks, Steel N People Co Ltd., and Sung Jin Steel 
Co., Ltd.\6\ Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(l), we are 
rescinding this administrative review with respect to these companies.
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    \5\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews, 82 FR 17188, April 10, 2017.
    \6\ See Letter from Petitioner, Certain Cut-To-Length Carbon-
Quality Steel Plate from South Korea: Withdrawal of Request for 
Administrative Review in Part,'' dated July 10, 2017.
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Final Results of Administrative Review

    In accordance with section 777A(e)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.221(b)(5), we determine the total estimated net countervailable 
subsidy rates for the period January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016 
to be:

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                                                           Subsidy rate
                         Company                            ad valorem
                                                             (percent)
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Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd.............................          * 0.21
Hyundai Steel Co........................................            0.54
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* De minimis.

Assessment and Cash Deposit Requirements

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(2), Commerce intends to issue 
appropriate instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 15 
days after publication of the final results of this review. For Hyundai 
Steel, Commerce will instruct CBP to liquidate shipments of subject 
merchandise produced and/or exported by the company, entered or 
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption from January 1, 2016, through 
December 31, 2016, at the percent rate of the entered value. Because we 
have calculated a de minimis countervailable subsidy rate for DSM in 
the final results of this review, we will instruct CBP to liquidate the 
appropriate entries without regard to countervailing duties in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.212.
    Commerce intends also to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of 
estimated countervailing duties, in the amounts shown above, with the 
exception of DSM, on shipments of subject merchandise entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of 
publication of the final results of this review. For all non-reviewed 
firms, we will instruct CBP to continue to collect cash deposits at the 
most-recent company-specific or all-others rate applicable to the 
company, as appropriate. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, 
shall remain in effect until further notice.

Administrative Protective Order

    This notice also serves as a final reminder to parties subject to 
an administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3), which 
continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of 
proceeding. Timely written notification of the return/destruction of 
APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby 
requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO 
is a violation which is subject to sanction.
    These final results are issued and published in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.


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    Dated: July 10, 2018.
Gary Taverman,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the 
Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance.

Appendix--List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision 
Memorandum

I. Summary
II. Scope of the Order
III. Period of Review
IV. Subsidies Valuation Information
V. Analysis of Programs
VI. Analysis of Comments
    Comment 1: Whether Hyundai Steel and Hyundai Green Power Are 
Cross-Owned Affiliates
    Comment 2: Whether the Government of Korea Purchased Electricity 
From Hyundai Green Power for More Than Adequate Remuneration During 
the POR
VII. Recommendation

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